Turn up Tech: How Local Organisations are Evolving

From November 23, 2020 19:00 until November 23, 2020

1st Oct KDs Graphics of Events 14 Befriend a Child - How a local charity has used technology to adapt to COVID-19

Befriend a Child is a local charity which supports children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, offering 1:1 and group befriending and mentoring programmes.

Using technology the charity has adapted and changed both their service delivery model and fundraising in order to ensure they can continue to support local children and young people through COVID-19

Befriend a Child websitewww.befriendachild.org.uk

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Befriendachild/


Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/company/befriend-a-child/


CHARLIE HOUSE Charlie House - Hands on care in the age of isolation, how we embraced tech to fill a seemingly impossible gap

As a charity that supports children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions by bringing people together for hands on learning through inclusive activities and shared experiences, the restrictions on movement introduced in response to COVID and additional shielding restrictions for our service users could have forced us to abandon our mission. In this short session we will explain how we took our traditionally hands on service model and moved it online to great effect.

Here is the link to our website and social media https://www.charliehouse.org.uk/




 Screenshot 2020 11 05 at 20.15.39 ScanEasy - You're never too young to innovate

The Story of ScanEasy: A Track & Trace App developed by Sami Brown, a 15 year old Robert Gordon College pupil from Aberdeen, will share his journey and process of creativity during the coronavirus lockdown, to develop from scratch and successfully launch ScanEasy, an innovative digital solution for venues and offices to support of the NHS Track & Trace efforts to minimize Covid transmission in the community. 





2016 Logo 1 Absafe - presents a short video to show the possible impact of the misuse of WhatsApp…. you decide, who is the clown?

Absafe spoke to a group of young people who were worried about the affect WhatsApp groups was having on their mental wellbeing, and the potential influence this could have on how people saw them, and how they saw themselves. Absafe worked with three young people who wrote, filmed and edited a short video to show how this might look, and to determine who the real clown was.

FB -  /absafecharity

Twitter @_absafe

Instagram – @absafeaberdeen 

Website - www.absafe.org.uk 


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